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Market commentary March 2017

Analysis

23 March 2017

Activity levels slowly recover as transactions remain above the 100,000 threshold for the second month in a row. Our estimate of gross lending for February is £18.2 billion.

The state of the UK rental market

Opinion

20 March 2017

CML member Landbay Partners Ltd produces detailed analysis of the UK rental market. In this article, Landbay CEO John Goodall looks at what the data shows about recent developments.

Affordability boosts the Northern Ireland market

Analysis

16 March 2017

The market downturn hit harder in Northern Ireland than elsewhere in the UK. But the size of the correction has boosted affordability - and a recovery led by first-time buyers.

Bracing for Impact: How aware are buy-to-let landlords of changes?

Analysis

7 March 2017

A YouGov survey shows that buy-to-let landlords are fairly well informed of new tax and regulatory changes, with one in 10 planning to leave the sector.

Older borrowers: new approaches, old barriers

News

2 March 2017

Research published later this spring will shed new light on different types of older borrowers - and the barriers that deny them access to a wider choice of financial options.

A spotlight on shared ownership

Analysis

27 February 2017

We are now collecting more data on shared ownership so that lenders and others can have a better understanding of the types of borrowers attracted to the tenure.

Market commentary February 2017

Analysis

23 February 2017

Lending in January was estimated to be £18.9 billion, up 2% on a year ago. First-time buy numbers continue to recover, while movers remain weak.

Lenders support Bill to appoint guardians for borrowers who go missing

News

21 February 2017

The CML supports the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Bill, which would allow the appointment of guardians to administer mortgages on behalf of borrowers who go missing.

Characteristics of London landlords

Analysis

15 February 2017

The private rented sector is larger in London than the rest of the UK. Our recent survey examined how landlords in the capital differ from the rest of the country.

How do households view their housing wealth?

Analysis

2 February 2017

Newly released CML research findings show significant differences by age in attitudes to drawing on housing equity.